Heydenreich's The Last Supper

1188 Words 5 Pages
The Last Supper includes thirteen characters in the painting. Every character has his own expression and gesture according to his personality, and they are related to the moment which is the first indication of the betrayal before the identification of Judas as a single or a group (Heydenreich 47). This painting depicts how Jesus was betrayed by one of his disciple, while having the last supper with his disciples before his death. His disciples respond differently to this information. Jesus sits in the middle, and each side has six disciples, but Jesus is separated from them. The middle window separated him from his disciples, which indicates that Jesus is alone in his final journey. He reaches out his hand, and one hand faces up, other hand …show more content…
Bartholomeus at the most left of the painting, stretched out his head and both of his hands press on the table, as if he wants to closer to Jesus or listen what other disciples talking about. His face is full of unbelievable. Jacobus Alphei stretches his left hand to the fourth one’s shoulder and lays on Bartholomeus, as if he lost his faith and he needs a thing to support his body. Andreas faces to Jesus with down mouth which shows his sadness. He open his hands like pushing something away. Bartholomeus, Jacobus Alphei and Andreas are a small group, and they are both face to Jesus. John sits on the right of the Jesus and he is listening what Peter talks to him. His eyes are looking down and his hands are crossed on the table which like he was tied. Peter is the one who stretches his body across the Judas Scariotes. He seems angry and he wants to know more detail, so he passes a person to ask John who is the nearest person sits with Jesus. His left hand touches John and his right hand holds a knife, as if he can have an answer who is the traitor from John, and he will kill him immediately. Judas sits between John and Peter, and he is the traitor. He seems shocked and he lays away from Jesus and his right hand holds his bag tightly. He faces to John and Peter, as if he worried about what they are talking about. Also, his face is darker than other character, which makes him looks more …show more content…
Matheus, Simon and Thaddeus are a group, they looks surprise and have no idea what is happening, so they are be a group to talk about it anxiously. Their hands stretch out to the Jesus. Philipps stands up and points to himself, as if he asks Jesus that is Jesus think he is the traitor. Thomas leaves his seat and stands behind the Jacobus Zebedaei. He extends a finger and seems to ask Jesus to make sure that just have one traitor with his curious face. Jacobus Zebedaei sits right beside Jesus, he stretch out his hands to stop Philipps and Thomas get closer to Jesus. He is seems to protect Jesus, and he uses his body as a wall to divide Jesus and his left side. The Last Supper has more abundant emotional expression than the Virgin of the Rocks. The thirteen characters has their own personality and it is realistic which seems like it was really happened in front of Leonardo da Vinci. He deeply studies human face and body a lot, and he knows how to expression an emotion with relevant expression and action. Due to he is a scientist, he has an accurate proportion of the human which makes his painting so

Related Documents